Born in Adelaide in 1939, Barbara Hanrahan was a celebrated artist, printmaker and writer. Her first book, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood, The Scent of Eucalyptus, was published in 1973 to rave reviews. It was followed by another twelve novels and two short-story collections. Her last book, Good Night, Mr Moon, was published in 1992, the year after her death. The Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship for South Australian writers was established to honour her memory and contribution to Australian literature.